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5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

Hari Mari donates $3 from each pair of flip-flops they sell to hospital units that accept uninsured patients.

10 States Without Sales Tax This Weekend

A look at how businesses can cash in on the upcoming sales-tax holidays around the U.S.

Where Back-to-School Shopping Dollars Are Going (Infographic)

A new survey examines what parents are shopping for and where and how much they plan to spend.

In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.

9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

Reaching customers even when ecommerce can't, these vending machines dispense unexpected items, where and when customers need them.

Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather

The colorful, rubber footwear company said cold weather contributed to plunging profits in the second quarter.

The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

The Case for Shopping Local (Infographic)

How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.

The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

A Finnish company says it has developed a system that eliminates the need for cash or credit at check out. All it needs is a look at your face.

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.

Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.

Hiring in Retail? How to Find the Right Employee for the Job (Infographic)

The National Retail Federation offers a way to assess someone's skills and talents to find the best job.

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.

Business Finds Success With Clothing Fit for a Royal Baby

Lauren Levy rushed to bring Magnificent Baby's "An Heir Is Born" clothing line to market. Find out how her hustle is paying off.

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.

3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.

How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

Research from the National Retail Federation reveals what young adults are looking for in their first jobs.

New App Can Help Turn 'Showroomers' Into Paying Customers

A consignment store fights back against showrooming, with a new app called Swarm Mobile.

What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.

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